Health Min tracking 821 passengers for Ebola

The Health Ministry on Wednesday said 821 passengers were being tracked for Ebola in the country with most of them belonging to states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

PTI| Updated: Aug 28, 2014, 00:21 AM IST

New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Wednesday said 821 passengers were being tracked for Ebola in the country with most of them belonging to states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

"Today, 45 passengers were enrolled for follow up in their respective states through state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) units. As on date, a cumulative number of 821 passengers are being tracked. Most of them are in the States of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu," a Health Ministry release said.

IDSPs is tracking such passengers, the details of which are provided to them by the Airport Health Organisation.

The Ministry said two passengers who were admitted in RML Hospital earlier for further treatment after being tested negative for Ebola, have responded to anti-malarial treatment and are afebrile now and one of them has now been discharged.

It said that 148 passengers from the affected countries have arrived at the Airports of Mumbai (30), Delhi (92), Kochi (8), Bangalore (15) and Chennai (3) in the last 24 hours.

"One passenger travelling from Nigeria has been found symptomatic and quarantined at isolation facility at Delhi airport. Her report is awaited," the Ministry said.